• Senior Airport Planner

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-VA-Alexandria | US-GA-Atlanta
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  • The Opportunity

    RS&H is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Airport Planner to help lead the growth of our Aviation Planning Service Group.


    Overview: The RS&H Aviation Practice includes more than 230 outstanding aviation professionals providing planning, environmental, architectural, and engineering services to airport clients throughout the United States and abroad.


    As a full-service consulting and design firm, RS&H airport planners see their projects move from concept to construction. RS&H is now seeking an experienced and motivated leader to continue our growth in airport planning. 


    The Role: This leadership role would be responsible for identifying new clients and opportunities for RS&H’s Planning Service Group, managing projects including discrete planning tasks as well as major master plan and on-call planning assignments, managing planning staff and hiring new staff, and engaging with engineers, architects, and environmental consultants to ensure project success.


    This Opportunity: The RS&H Team is passionate about aviation and this leadership position will enable you to be immersed in a practice that is fully committed to delivering for our airport clients. We foster, value, and reward people who are creative, self-motivated, and collegial. You will have an opportunity to further your career and development as an industry-recognized aviation planner by winning, leading, and delivering projects of varying sizes and complexity.


    The candidate will have an immediate opportunity to serve in a project management role working directly with airport clients solving complex planning challenges in collaboration with a team of dedicated airport planners, architects, environmental consultants, and engineers.



    • The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the U.S. aviation industry and established relationships within the airport and airport consulting industry and will have recent planning project experience at multiple airports
    • In addition to an excellent understanding of the industry and recent leadership experience, the candidate is also encouraged to have:
      • BA or MA in Planning or other professionally recognized equivalent disciplines from an accredited university
      • 10 or more years of experience working on and leading airport planning tasks at hub airports
      • Experience as a project and/or task leader on airport planning projects including master plans, on-call planning assignments and discrete projects focused on airfield, terminal, landside, and ancillary facility plans
      • AICP and AAAE CM certification is a plus though not a requirement
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
      • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ESRI GIS, and how these and other technical tools are used to complete planning projects

    If you’re an experienced and motivated airport planning professional who is looking for an opportunity to lead one of the largest and fastest-growing airport practices in the U.S., then you’re ready to be a part of the RS&H Team of dedicated airport consulting professionals.


    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply.



    The Team

    Joining our Aviation team means an opportunity to explore your potential and apply your diverse skills to serve the large and small airports of the aviation industry as a trusted advisor.  You can do this in a collaborative and team-oriented environment among other driven professionals. Service areas include airfields, buildings, facility planning, environmental planning, and environmental stewardship & resiliency.  Join RS&H to define and master challenges, advance professionally, and build strong and lasting relationships.

    The Company

    RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. With a tradition of excellence that began in 1941, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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